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Deviant Thumbs

Description

Display linked thumbnails from deviantART on your WordPress blog.

Features:

  • Scrollable carousel: your thumbs can be displayed in a dA style carousel
  • Inline deviations: the code :thumb98765: inside a post becomes a thumbnail, just like on dA
  • Multiple widget support
  • Flexible template tags

Links: Plugin News | Author’s Site

Screenshots

  • The Deviant Thumbs Carousel

Installation

Either use the plugin installer built into WP, or:

  1. Unzip and upload the deviant-thumbs directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Widget Usage

  1. Add one or more Deviant Thumbs widgets to your sidebar.
  2. Set the desired settings for each widget.
  3. Enjoy

Template tags

These are meant to be used outside The Loop.

deviant_thumbs()

<?php if (function_exists('deviant_thumbs')): ?>
  <ul class="deviant-thumbs">
    <?php deviant_thumbs($query = 'your query', $args = 'rand=false&count=10'); ?>
  </ul>
<?php endif; ?>

Parameters:

  • $query is a search string used on deviantART. Example: by:scribu in:photography
  • $args is a string of options for displaying the carousel:
  • *count* is the number of thumbs to display (The maximum is 24). Default: 6
  • *rand* is a flag to randomise thumbs or not. (Can be *true* or *false*). Default: true
  • *cache* is the number of hours after which the thumb list has to be updated. Default: 6
  • *before* is a string inserted before each thumb. Default: `
  • `
  • *after* is a string inserted after each thumb. Default: `
  • `

deviant_thumbs_carousel

<?php if (function_exists('deviant_thumbs_carousel')): ?>
    <?php deviant_thumbs_carousel($query = 'your query', $args = 'count=10&rand=false&id=my_carousel'); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

Parameters:

  • $query is a search string used on deviantART.
  • $args is a string of options for displaying the carousel:
  • *count* is the total number of thumbs. Default: 6
  • *show* is the number of visible thumbs. Default: 3
  • *rand* is an option to show thumbs in a random order (Can be *true* or *false*). Default: true
  • *cache* is the number of hours after which the thumb list has to be updated. Default: 6
  • *speed* is the speed of the sliding effect (Can be *fast*, *normal* or *slow*). Default: fast

FAQ

“Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CLASS…” Help!

Make sure your new host is running PHP 5. Add this line to wp-config.php:

var_dump(PHP_VERSION);
How can I choose which thumbs to display?

You enter a search string (the thumbs are found using the search engine from deviantArt). You can read more about search options there.

Quick tips:
  • -in:scraps excludes scraps
  • boost:popular gets the most popular thumbs, instead of the newest
How can I modifify the carousel skin?

You can edit deviant-thumbs/inc/carousel/carousel.css.

Why isn’t the cache working?

Probably because your wp-uploads folder isn’t writable. You will have to chmod it to 757. If you don’t know how, read Changing File Permissions.

Reviews

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Contributors & Developers

“Deviant Thumbs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.8.6

  • fix error when retrieving thumb list

1.8.5

  • WP 2.8 compatibility

1.8

1.7

1.6

1.5

  • switched to jCarousel Lite

1.4

  • deviantART v6 skin

1.3

  • jCarousel

1.2

  • use any query
  • file-based caching

1.1

  • random thumbs

1.0

  • initial release